Henry R Velasquez

March 21, 1938 - June 19, 2022
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Henry R. Velasquez of San Manuel, Arizona went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2022.

Henry was born in Morenci, Arizona, March 21, 1938 to Enrique and Petra Velasquez.

Henry was preceded in death by his mother and father, his cherished wife Carol and his brother Richard Velasquez.

Henry is survived by his loving family:

Siblings -Victor (Marge) Velasquez, Irene (Jack) Moder, Raymond John (Jeanne) Velasquez and Sister in Law – Margie Velasquez.

Children – Robert (Jenny) Velasquez, Michael (Amy) Velasquez, Mike (Sue) Aldridge, David (Roxann) Aldridge, Kelly (Mike) Sloan, and Donny (Kristina) Aldridge.

Grandchildren – Bradley, Nicolas, Chelsey, Alyssa, Chantel, Ricky, Aaron, Joseph and Kristen.

Great Grandchildren – Averi, Leighton, Dylan, Ethan, Annabelle, Parker, Tessa, Jackson, Kaytlynn and Madison.

Henry was a Metallurgist in the mining industry and worked during his career for Phelps Dodge, Newmont, Magma Copper and BHP until retirement. He was known in the industry for his metallurgical expertise and development of young engineers entering the industry.

He was very well known, liked and active in the Tri-Community, of San Manuel, Oracle and Mammoth.

Henry’s most notable roles and contributions to the community include:

  • Exalted Ruler San Manuel’s Elk Lodge
  • Constable for Pinal County
  • President of the Board, San Manuel Golf Course
  • Member of the Board, Sunlife Health Center Clinic
  • Elks Club youth activities
  • Little League baseball

Henry’s interest included golf, bowling, fishing, watching football and basketball. He was entertained by almost any sport.

Henry spoke with a dear friend before he passed. They talked about his mining career and life. He said more than anything, he loved being a father and husband.

Services: 11:00 AM, July 23, 2022 at The Living Word Chapel, Oracle Arizona.

Reception: 1:00 PM, Living Word Chapel.

Memorial: 5:00 PM, July 23, 2022 at the Marana Mortuary, 12146 W. Barnett Rd, Marana, Arizona.

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Living Word Chapel 3941 W Hwy77, Oracle AZ, 85623


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Reception Information

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Living Word Chapel 3941 W Hwy77, Oracle AZ, 85623



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Born: March 21, 1938
Died: June 19, 2022

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Dennis and Kathy Phipps posted on 7/23/22

A very special neighbor, a great caring friend. We will always cherish our time, and our many hours of conversations with Henry. He truly loved his family. We were honored to be his neighbor, a great man of community service. We miss you Henry! Kathy and Dennis Phipps


JD McCain posted on 7/13/22

We lost a good man when we lost Chlcosky. The name given him in high school that stuck the rest of his life. He was a believer who knew where he would spent eternity. God bless his loving family. JD McCain


Ralph and Terry Juvera posted on 7/9/22

We are sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. We have been good friends forever. Hank treated me as one of his kids. Condolences to Mike and Robbie and the Aldridge clan, Henry will be missed. Rest in peace, love you. Terry and Ralph


Eddie & Terry Vallejo posted on 7/7/22

In memory of Henry R Velasquez, Eddie & Terry Vallejo lit a candle


Susanne and Ed Holt posted on 7/6/22

Even though Ed and I only got to know Henry for a short time, we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with him and were saddened to find our time with him cut short. Our sincerest condolences to his family. He will be missed. We rejoice in knowing he is with Jesus, though. That is always a consolation.


David McCullar (DD) posted on 7/5/22

Sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. I went to school with Victor his brother, we were very good friends and made many memories together. Sending prayers to the family.


David Oviedo posted on 7/4/22

In memory of Henry R Velasquez, David Oviedo lit a candle


David Oviedo posted on 7/4/22

Condolences to all the Velasquez fmily, known Henry since I was in high school. He was a great guy. David, Brenda and Brian Oviedo


Ernie Montez posted on 7/3/22

My condolences to the Velasquez family. I hadn't seem Henry for many years, but I remember him very well. He was a great guy, always full of life, very likeable.


Ernie Montez posted on 7/3/22

In memory of Henry R Velasquez, Ernie Montez lit a candle


Robert Estrada posted on 7/2/22

Happy memories of you, you will be missed


Lily and Raul posted on 7/1/22

Our sincerest condolences to Henry's family. Our families have known each other for decades. Compadre, rest in peace, Raul Nafarrate. Lily and Raul


Hector Ruedas posted on 7/1/22

Our condolences to the Velasquez family. Remember him well. God rest his soul. Hector Ruedas


Norma Thorne Moore posted on 7/1/22

My Condolences to the Velasquez Family.


Jerry D Ham posted on 7/1/22

In memory of Henry R Velasquez, Jerry D Ham lit a candle


John Marietti posted on 7/1/22

We were sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. we were good friends in high school and he assisted the coaches of many sports. His mother worked for my dad in his hardware store. We extend out love to his family. John & Ladonna Marietti.


Deanna Reyes posted on 7/1/22

My sympathies to all of the family from another Morencite. May Henry rest in Paradise.


Mitch Early posted on 6/30/22

On June 19th, we lost a dear friend - Henry "THE HAMMER" Velasquez. Henry was a true asset to the tri - community, always ready to get involved and lend a helping hand. These type of people are very rare in today's world. May you rest in peace my friend. Mitch & Maria


Ralph Ramsey posted on 6/30/22

Robbie: Even when you know it's coming, it is never easy. We have been friends for what, 40 years? There are no words. We love you guys. Ralph & Lynne


Miriam Ortiz posted on 6/30/22

Our sincere condolence to the family. Family Ortiz